Robotics

Events

The anthrobot, a mechanical man, is designed by Leonardo da Vinci

1495

The anthrobot, a mechanical man, is designed by Leonardo da Vinci

The term "robot" was first used in a play called "Rossum's Universal Robots" by the Czech writer Karel Capek

1921

The term "robot" was first used in a play called "Rossum's Universal Robots" by the Czech writer Karel Capek

Science fiction writer Isaac Asimov first used the word "robotics"

1941

Science fiction writer Isaac Asimov first used the word "robotics"

British robotics pioneer William Grey Walter invented robots Elmer and Elsie that mimic lifelike behavior using very simple electronics.

1948

British robotics pioneer William Grey Walter invented robots Elmer and Elsie that mimic lifelike behavior using very simple electronics.

George Devol and Joe Engleberger invent the first programmable robot arm

1954

George Devol and Joe Engleberger invent the first programmable robot arm

The Stanford Arm was the first electrically powered, computer-controlled robot arm.

1969

The Stanford Arm was the first electrically powered, computer-controlled robot arm.

Shakey was introduced as the first mobile robot controlled by artificial intelligence

1970

Shakey was introduced as the first mobile robot controlled by artificial intelligence

Honda launches a project to build a walking humanoid robot

1986

Honda launches a project to build a walking humanoid robot

A computer known as Deep Blue beat world chess champion Garry Kasparov

1997

A computer known as Deep Blue beat world chess champion Garry Kasparov

Humanoid robots, Honda Asimo, and the Aibo robot dog are showcased.

2000

Humanoid robots, Honda Asimo, and the Aibo robot dog are showcased.

The humanoid, Robosapien is created by Dr. Mark W Tilden.

2004

The humanoid, Robosapien is created by Dr. Mark W Tilden.

Google's Driverless Car prototypes came out

2012

Google's Driverless Car prototypes came out